Slovenia is a nation that also sustains and supports its artists.
The Jararaja band was established in 2002, when its four acclaimed young musicians â "a melancholic violin player, a metal clarinet player, a rasta accordion player and a girl with the double bass, the strongest member" â started to play together focusing on traditional Slovene folk songs.
However they "aim not to restore music but rather to apply it as hedonistic extremism." The phenomenon called Jararaja means all kind of music variants â jazz, klezmer, balcan, tango or rock'n'roll â all of them based on folklore music.
The Jararaja Group has given many concerts around Slovenia as well as abroad (Helsinki, Berlin, Vienna and Dublin for the May 2004 EU enlargement celebrations).
Jararaja's first CD appeared in January 2006.
The Jararaja line-up comprises of Gregor Budal (clarinet), Vasilij Centrih (violin), Janez DovÄ (accordion) and Petra Trobec (double bass), all of them also vocalists.